File File 2 - Correspondence with Muriel Langford

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UQFL468-Series C-File 2


Correspondence with Muriel Langford


  • 1982-1992 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Muriel Elsie Webb was born in 1913 at West Ham, Essex. She married Bernard Langford and the couple moved to Australia in 1955, settling in Queensland in 1957. Langford soon became involved with the work of Queensland Council for the Advance of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (QCAATSI), the establishment of the One People of Australia League (OPAL) in 1961, actively supported the 1967 referendum, and helped lobby for the establishment of the Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in 1986. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland in 1978. She died on 9 January 2003.

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Correspondence, mostly to or by Muriel Langford, as well as letters that seem to relate to her activist activities:
Seasons Greetings card to Muriel [Langford] and family from May, undated.
University of Queensland envelope addressed to M.E. Langford, undated.
B.L. Langford to the Editor (South Burnett Times), 30 Jul 1982 [copy] with newspaper cutting that Rev. Langford refers to in his letter.
Muriel Langford to the Editor (Courier Mail), 4 Aug 1982.
Russell Rollasoon to the Editor (South Burnett Times), 6 Aug 1982 [copy].
Letter from Helen Boyle (from the Committee to Defend Black Rights) with a copy of a letter to be sent to Gerry Hand, [1987?].
Form letter from Des Walsh, [1987?].
Form letter from Des Walsh, 30 Jul 1987 with Certificate of participation to Muriel Langford for participating in 200 unsung heroes and heroines, 30 Jul 1987.
Form letter from Wendy McCarthy, [1987].
J.F. Kirk to Muriel Langford, 20 Nov 1987 with Copyright release form (2 leaves) and copy of Nomination by Muriel Langford for Joyce Wilding, 1 Dec 1987.
J.F. Kirk to Muriel Langford, 20 Apr 1988.
Muriel Langford to Wayne Goss, 5 May 1988 [carbon copy]
Muriel Langford to Mike Ahern, 5 May 1988 [carbon copy]
Muriel Langford to J.F. Kirk, 11 Nov 1988 [carbon copy]
Letter from Elaine Darling to Muriel Langford, 21 May 1992.
Letter from John Leary-Joyce to Muriel Langford, undated.

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  • English

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Box 1 Folder 21


Previously housed in Box 2 Folders 4, 5 and 7

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Created, Linda Justo, 21-Sep-2023.




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  • Box: UQFL468 Box 1